Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola has given fans an update on the injuries of various players via the club’s official website and it’s largely good news.
Zola confirmed that a trio of important first team players were back in training this week.
Winger Jacques Maghoma, who has been out since sustaining a knee injury during the African Cup of Nations in January, has trained “three or four times” and is approaching a return to action.
Meanwhile, star striker Lukas Jutkiewicz is back in training after a slight hamstring tweak and left back Jonathan Grounds is also training again after missing last Friday’s clash with a groin problem.
Zola gave further updates on long-term absentees Clayton Donaldson and Michael Morrison.
The Italian boss expects Donaldson to make a return to full training by the end of the week as he continues to recover from a heel injury.
Morrison, however, will still be out for at least two more weeks after undergoing groin surgery.
Birmingham fans – what do you make of this update? Are you encouraged by the return of your key trio? Let us know in the comments below…